Show your support to 4-H

This week, the 55th annual 4H Show and Sale is taking place here in Williams Lake, running from Friday, Aug. 16, to Wednesday, Aug. 21.

This week, the 55th annual 4H Show and Sale is taking place here in Williams Lake, running from Friday, Aug. 16, to Wednesday, Aug. 21.

This is a great local tradition, so I hope you get the chance to attend the Show and Sale down at the Williams Lake Stockyards starting this Friday.

4H is one of the longest-running youth organizations in Canada, helping young people make their community a better place to live. With the motto “learn by doing,” 4H prepares young people to become community leaders by pledging to their Head to clearer thinking, their Heart to greater loyalty, their Hands to larger service, and their Health to better living, for their club, their community and their country.

4H is a fantastic organization, and ten different 4H clubs will be participating in the Show and Sale, including Big Lake, Canim Valley, Highland, Horsefly, Chimney Valley, Rose Lake/Miocene, Clinton,  Springhouse, Big Creek, and Chilcotin.

With the 4H Show and Sale starting on Friday, it’s fitting that our Minister of Agriculture, Pat Pimm, is also in the riding this week. Tuesday he met with local ranchers, and yesterday he and I toured the Chilcotin Harvest Abattoir and met with Chilcotin ranchers in Alexis Creek. After a busy day of meetings and travelling, the Minister met with South Cariboo ranchers in 100 Mile House and today he will be touring Country Prime Meats in Lac La Hache.

Ranching is a big part of our local economy, and I was very happy to host Minister Pimm here in our riding. He knows how important ranching is for our region and our province, and so do the young people in 4H. I hope you’ll show your support.

Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.